DISTRICT INFORMATION POINT RUSE WITHOUT BORDERS: COMPONENT 1 – PHASE 2 Project “District Information Point Ruse” No. BG161РО002-3.3.02-0004 –C0001,funded by Technical Assistance Operational Program, co-financed by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund.
SCHEMEWHO: Employers, socio-economic partners, NGOs,administrations, etc.WHAT: Case studies on the experience of EU and non-EU countries, study visits, peer reviews, staff exchangeHOW MUCH: Total grant amount: BGN 26,692,794 Minimum individual grant amount: BGN 50,000 Maximum individual grant amount: BGN 300,000 лаWHERE: NationwideWHEN: by 25 October 2012
OBJECTIVE To build a platform for exchange of ideas and plans on the best ways to use the ESF assistance in the following policy fields: employment education training and lifelong learning social inclusion administrative capacity good project management
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTSAND PARTNERS Employers (micro, small, medium and large enterprises) Socio-economic partners NGOs Municipalities Educational, training and research institutions and organizations Industry and sector organizations 4
PARTNERSHIPS MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: participation with (a) partner(s) form another EU member state active in areas of activity similar to those of the applicant and/or partners from Bulgaria. APPLICANTS MAY participate in partnership with Bulgarian organizations. Partnerships NEED NOT be registered in court. Applicants can seek partner(s) from other EU member states at: http://www.transnationality.eu/ Applicants can register at: www.transnational-toolkit.eu 5
PARTNERSHIPSIMPORTANT:Partners shall be involved in project implementation and theirresulting costs shall be eligible in the same extent as costs incurred bythe applicant.ELIGIBILITY CONDITION:Partners should be involved in ensuring the sustainability of activitiesand/or funding after the project completion.ASSOCIATED PARTNERS:Sign only partnership agreements, no need to submit any otherdocuments and are not subject to assessment. 6
ASSOCIATED PARTNERS Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (exclusive of the European Funds and International Programs and Projects Directorate) Ministry of Education, Youth and Science Ministry of Health Ministry of Physical Education and Sports Secondary budget spending units at the above ministries National Social Insurance Institute 7
ACTIVITIESMANDATORY:Dissemination and exchange of information and experience, includingpublications, events, networking, twinningJoint or coordinated development, testing and validation of innovativemodels, practices, services, products and support systems from othercountries
ACTIVITIES OPTIONAL: Monitoring, research and studies of the experience of other EU or non-EU countries, including through study visits, peer reviews and staff exchange Exchange program and project managers and staff, trainers, trainees, representatives of stakeholders and on-site exchange of experience 9
TARGET GROUPS Employees of the MLSP, MEYS, MH and secondary budget spending units thereof Employees of the Ministry of Physical Education and Sports Socio-economic partners NGOs Municipalities Social enterprises Community centers Educational and training institutions Research institutions Industry and sector organizations Micro, small, medium and large enterprises
HIGHLIGHTS No co-financing is required from applicants. Where the applicant and/or his partners participate with their own financial contribution in the project, it should be included in the project budget plan. For this particular grant scheme, applicable shall be the rules for the de minimis aid within the meaning of Commission Regulation (EC) 1998/2006 from 15 December 2006.
HIGHLIGHTS Contractor selection procedures shall be held by the applicant, whether or not activities associated with the procedure are performed by the applicant or partner(s). Each project proposal shall contain in all cases an element of innovation. 12
DEADLINESRECEIPT OF PROJECT PROPOSALS: by 25 October 2012FURTHER INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS: by 4 October 2012to the e-mail of the Contracting Authority:firstname.lastname@example.org by fax (02/986-78-02)ANSWERS:Within 5 working days from receipt but not laterthan 11 days prior to proposal receipt deadline
APPLICATION HARD COPIES: MLSP, European Funds, International Programs and Projects Directorate 2 Triaditsa Street, 1051 Sofia ELECTRONIC APPLICATION: Through the e-service module of the EU Structural Funds Management Information System https://eumis.government.bg
CONTACTS THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! District Information Point Ruse Profitable House, 4 Svoboda Sq. phone: 082 506 899 е-mail: email@example.com